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10 Killed in Rebel Attacks in Northeast India

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Map showing location of Assam state

Map showing location of Assam state

Indian officials say militants have killed 10 people in the northeastern state of Assam.

Authorities say the killings took place in two separate incidents late Thursday.

The insurgents opened fire on two homes in Kokrajhar district, killing seven people.

In the Daksa district, the militants killed three people.

Officials say rebels from the National Democratic Front of Bodoland are responsible for the attacks.

Animosity and accusations of land-stealing have long simmered in Assam between members of the ethnic Bodo community and the thousands of mostly Bengali Muslim settlers, many of whom came from the former East Pakistan before it became Bangladesh in 1971.